Five times higher hotel bill
Trump is rumored to have cashed in on intelligence folks
Critics have long accused Donald Trump of using his presidency to maximize profits. Now, intelligence reports indicate that agents have had to pay inflated prices at Trump hotels to protect the prime minister.
Former US President Donald Trump’s company is said to have billed intelligence employees for significantly higher hotel stays than officially approved during his tenure. For security guards to stay overnight in Trump hotels to protect the president and his family, the amounts paid were up to five times the rate allowed by the government in these cases. The chair of the relevant committee in the United States Congress, Carolyn Maloney, informed the director of intelligence, Kimberly Cheatle, in a letter. You asked Cheatle to provide the committee with full accounts on the matter.
Expense reports show that the Trump organization has charged intelligence much higher than usual on 40 occasions, in one case, about $ 1,185 for an overnight stay at Trump’s International Hotel in Washington, DC. This could have cost US taxpayers at least $ 1.4 million. Maloney wrote that the “exorbitant rates” and “frequent visits by agents to Trump properties” raise serious concerns that Trump may have been selfish.
The law is intended to curb the profit greed of future presidents
The documents contradict repeated claims by Eric Trump, son of the former president and vice president of the Trump Organization, that the family business often provided secret service agents with “paid” or sometimes free hotel rooms. Eric Trump said the security team received huge discounts when they stayed at Trump’s properties. Secret services have not yet responded to the Washington Post report on the new Congressional document.
“Given longstanding concerns about the former president’s conflicts of interest and his efforts to cash in on the presidency, the committee has a strong interest in obtaining comprehensive accounting of federal government spending on Trump’s properties,” Maloney continued. . A law is being studied to prevent future presidents from “exerting undue influence on secret service spending.”